Apply to help cannabis businesses

Submit your proposals offering support for SF’s equity cannabis industry

What to do

If you are selected for an award, the grant will pay for your work in helping equity cannabis applicants and businesses.

1. Check if you are eligible to apply

Eligibility criteria can be found at this link.

Materials must be submitted by December 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST.

2. Decide to apply for the RFP

We are looking for organizations to help cannabis businesses with:

  • Permitting & Grant Support
  • Professional Development
  • Security Consulting & Training

Equity cannabis businesses and applicants will be able to work with you as pro bono consultants later. The grant is meant to pay for your work.

3. See RFP documents

We will ask you for information on your business’s:

  • Qualifications
  • Experience providing technical support (especially for marginalized populations and cannabis industry)
  • Staff
  • Cost estimate for services you will provide
  • At least 3 professional references

A list of RFP attachments are available on this page. After opening the link, click "See Attachments" to review all related documents.

4. Submit your questions

A PDF with frequently asked questions will be posted after the informational webinar.

5. Send in your proposal

Save all your documents into one PDF file and attach it to the email. Bids can also be submitted online through the SF City Partner Portal.

Materials must be submitted by December 16, 2022 at 2:00 PM PST.

After you apply

An independent committee across several City departments will review the RFPs. Final selections will be announced after a review period which will is anticipated to last from December 16, 2022 - February 16. 2023.

If you are not yet a City supplier, you must apply to have that status through the Office of Contract Administration

Cannabis equity applicants and businesses will be able to hire you pro bono.


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Last updated November 16, 2022